Two La Quinta-based artists, Gideon Cohn and Lauretta Lowell, have won grants from the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC), whose Keep Art Alive fund is offering financial relief to Coachella Valley artists and arts organizations affected by COVID-19-related cancellations of art exhibitions and performances of all kinds. CDAC and affiliate La Quinta Arts Foundation established…

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A spectacle composed of light and land, Restrictive Measures reveals how Chris Sanchez, aka Kas Infinite — a Coachella-based multimedia artist known for creating dramatic interventions in the environment — feels about sheltering at home. “This is a project that translates my personal experience here in the Coachella Valley during this COVID-19 crisis,” Sanchez says,…

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Painters, photographers, singers, writers, animators, and graphic designers received artist relief grants through the Keep Art Alive emergency fund established by the California Desert Arts Council and affiliate La Quinta Arts Foundation. The $50,000 fund awards one-time grants of $500 to individuals and $1,500 to organizations for creating thoughtful and inspiring works responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit freelance visual artists hard, as mandatory stay-at-home orders make it impossible to exhibit and sell works in galleries and connect in person with the community. “Times like these call into question the very necessity and viability of art itself,” says Jacob Arden McClure, a multimedia artist based in Palm Springs…

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